Archive for July, 2008

Monster Fun

Today was the Monster Mile for the junior guards, most the kids dressed up as a sea creature of some kind

Tony borrowed Nick’s sea creature costume from last Halloween, nice.

Tony did the two mile soft sand run and we cheered him on.

after we played in the sand and surf at the beach

A nice beach day! Nick threw a ball at the waves and let the waves bring it up to shore for him, for about two hours straight. Joe would pretend fall and then give us the thumbs up sign. crazy fart bags!

July 31, 2008 at 5:47 pm 2 comments

tattoo kid

Tomorrow is the “Monster Mile” at Junior Guards and the kids are supposed to dress up. Big Tony had the idea to get temporary tattoos for the occasion, so that’s just what we did!

and what was next to the tattoo place but my happy habit:

like the bumper sticker says “no bad days” 

On the way back to the car Joe had to strike about twenty poses on the tile bench

Now that’s a kid who is aware of his mommas picture taking habit!

July 30, 2008 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

Self portrait

What’s more sad and depressing than having to take a picture of yourself to document that you exsist in the world? I’ll tell you what’s more depressing, the joyful happiness I captured in the bathroom mirror. Just me, my camera, Nick pooping and Joe brushing his teeth.

July 30, 2008 at 1:37 am 3 comments

Best of Class

We went to the youth awards ceremony at the fair today because Tony’s chopstick birdhouse won best in class. He was so excited to be getting an award it was really cool to experience it with him!

July 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm 1 comment

Free Movie with agent 35

Tony, Nick, Joe and I went to the free movie with Agent 35, Tony’s build-a-bear that he got yesterday for the pier jump. It was nice to hear the boys belly laugh at a cartoon geared for a younger age, I’m dreading the day they start rolling their eyes at the stuff!

ANd here’s Agent 35

July 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Every little bit

After Joe’s homework tonight I had him color, trying to help lengthen the amount of time he is willing to stay focused. Boys really are not cut out of school, they would learn so much more marching about the school yelling the ABC’s and flapping their arms like birds and counting their 123’s.

July 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

Jump, well really jumped!

Tony jumped off the pier today. Not in a million years or for a million dollars would my bottom jump, no way, no how! I was so impressed. He hadn’t planned on doing the jump, it isn’t a mandatory part of Junior Guards, but when push came to shove he just went out and did it! Not only did he do it but he was first in his group.

“Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.” 
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

July 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm 2 comments

Cattle Drive

Took the boys to see the Orange County Fairs Cattle Drive through the streets of Costa Mesa. I swear there was a cowboy for every cow! After, I went scrapbooking and the ladies asked if the cowboys were “hot”. I looked at them like they were crazy, I was looking at the cows not the cowboys! I’m way more Mom than woman. They shook there heads as if to say, another soul has been lost….oh well!

July 27, 2008 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

I Drool


This came in my e-mail today, back in November when the word first came out I was for-sure going, then my husbands haunt was going to happen in October and I had reservations, then summer camps costs came and my light of hope got dimmer, then we made summer vacation plans and the nails went in the coffin. I’m not going. I morn the loss of my excitement, my lil trip, farewell.  

Dear interested CPR attendee,

Registration for CPR-San Jose will be closing Monday, July 28, 2008 at Midnight! Don’t miss this one of a kind inaugural photography event! Explore SLR camera systems, master diverse flash methods, study the art of child and group portraiture, improve your photo fixing and enhancement skills, and much more!

Creative Photography Retreat (CPR) is breaking ground in applying professional photography techniques to the art of scrapbooking! Hosted by your favorite photography and scrapbooking professionals, you’ll experience two full days of “exposure” to top techniques for capturing everyday moments, creating priceless portraits, and making your photographs even better than ever.

Professional photographers and scrapbook experts on staff include Candice Stringham, Jessica Sprague, Skye Hardwick, James Ransom, Renee Pearson, Nicole Hill, Brian Smith, and Erin Manning, sponsored by Canon.

Featuring Keynote Speakers Lisa Bearnson and Ali Edwards.

You’ll leave Creative Photography Retreat with the tools, skills and inspiration to expand your creativity in photography and your art of scrapbooking!

The registration process only takes about 4-6 minutes to complete. Once you are registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you within 10-30 minutes. Check out the CPR website for complete event details at


CK Events Team


July 25, 2008 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

Beach, Basketball, Soccer, and shoosh chatty monkey

First Tony, the boys and I spent the day in Seal Beach playing in the water. The Beach was full with a special event but it didn’t steal our thunder, nor did the stingrays that stung 3 ladies, that didn’t steal our thunder. Now, the very long walk to and from the the car THAT stole my thunder! (I was pooped)

After the Beach we went and watched the Tarheels beat the Hoosiers, Nick was in full concentration mode, fun to watch!

Then we put soccer gear on and went over to the AYSO soccer clinic

So Nick is practicing for soccer in his basketball uniform, Sporty spice!

The highlight of today was when Joe Vasi and I were Talking about the sounds letters make and he was done listening, he looked at me and said “shoosh, chatty monkey” I laughed so hard Joe blushed! Oh it was a hoot.

July 25, 2008 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

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